Developer reveals major plans for £80m regeneration scheme for new homes, a hotel and a multi-storey car park

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Multi-sector property developer Godwin Developments has unveiled plans for a multi-million pound scheme on the site of a former rugby club.

Birmingham-based Godwin has signed an agreement with land owner Lord Stafford to redevelop the former Stafford Rugby Club ground into a mixed-use development which could create up to 200 new jobs when fully operational.

Plans for the 6.5 acre site, which is located in the Castlefields area, include a food retailer, a hotel, a multi-storey car park and new homes.

And agents Savills have been appointed to help attract new businesses to the town as part of the regeneration project.

Stuart Pratt, group development director and co-founder at Godwin Developments said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with both Lord Stafford and Savills on this really exciting project.

“Our significant expertise in selecting suitable land for redevelopment, obtaining planning permission and delivering the final scheme alongside our imaginative approach was key in securing this collaboration agreement.

“Staffordshire is an important area of development focus for us as we see high growth potential in the region.

“We believe that the Stafford Borough Council Regeneration Plan alongside the construction of HS2 and the Stafford Gateway Masterplan project will be key drivers to the fast track growth of the town, which is already shaping into a highly attractive investment proposition for developers and commuters alike.”

Rachel Hull from Savills’ development team said: “Godwin Developments is well placed to maximise the potential of the former rugby ground and we are pleased to be working with them on this agreement.

“It’s not only reassuring, but a positive for the local area that we have been able to see this deal – which presents a significant opportunity to build on the town’s commercial and residential offering – through to completion.”

Lord Stafford added: “I have no doubt that this development will play a huge role in the wider re-development master plan for Stafford.”

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